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Offline Bill

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Windows 10 Privacy
« on: Sep 15, 2015, 08:44 AM »
Here is an interesting article about this subject from the Emisoft (security software) blog... food for thought.

http://tinyurl.com/nsdqpwu
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Re: Windows 10 Privacy
« Reply #1 on: Sep 15, 2015, 12:25 PM »
That's a lot to swallow, and something I already took into consideration from previous articles. To fight back, I never sign in with my Microsoft account and I do not use Cortana, IE Explorer or Edge. I also manually went through and tightened up all the privacy settings.

Still, those are good reasons to avoid Windows 10.

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Re: Windows 10 Privacy
« Reply #2 on: Sep 15, 2015, 12:31 PM »
Sounds like you should be reasonable safe, for now.  Just as an aside, MS is also including some of that stuff in Win 7 updates on a regular basis.  Big Brother cometh....
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Re: Windows 10 Privacy
« Reply #3 on: Sep 15, 2015, 01:51 PM »
Yes, I recall reading a warning that changes were coming to Windows 7 as well. This seems the way of all major operating systems, including Android.

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Re: Windows 10 Privacy
« Reply #4 on: Sep 19, 2015, 10:32 PM »
Microsoft is basically trying to make sure those that would cling on to windows 7 would have less reason to do so by including over time most of the telemetry updates that are also in windows 10, and also by obfuscating the updates themselves.

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Re: Windows 10 Privacy
« Reply #5 on: Sep 19, 2015, 10:48 PM »
You're right, Hoot. And they're doing a damn fine job at it.

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Re: Windows 10 Privacy
« Reply #6 on: Sep 19, 2015, 11:42 PM »
I can imagine many talks across American dinner tables about windows 10 especially the older folks.


Husband "well hun looks like the new windows just installed itself I tried to keep the 7 we had on there."

Wife "It's ok Danny (Son) is coming over to help us get it back and also to teach us about how to change the settings because he says they need to be changed to keep our information private."


I can imagine hundreds of thousands of conversations like this.